Cars, Culture, and the City: New York City and the American Auto Culture

Looking for something to do? Are you free anytime between March 25th to August 8th?
(Mad_Science isn’t…haha, and yes I’m really allergic to babysitting, it’s a rare condition)
If you are anywhere near New York City then you should head over to the Museum of the City of New York. A new exhibition entitled Cars, Culture, and the City gets underway and features images, video, models, and tons of memorabilia about our favorite subject and it’s relationship to the large fruit/muggersville/that place south of Boston the big apple.
For a schedule of events and two-for-one entry pass, hop the jump.
As we said, the exhibition starts on the 25th, but there are other attractions happening throughout the run:

  • Cars, Culture and the City: Gallery Tour – Saturday, March 27th, 1 PM
  • Speedy: Silent Film Screening – Saturday, April 3rd, 2 PM
  • Cars, Culture and the City: Educator Open House – Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30 PM
  • The Car of the Future: Family Workshop – Saturday, April 17th, 2 PM
  • Speed and Glamour: Early Automobiles and NYC – Tuesday, April 20th, 6:30 PM

Here is a link to the 2-for-1 coupon:
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14 responses to “Cars, Culture, and the City: New York City and the American Auto Culture”

  1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

    I always find it interesting how "The City" implies NYC to New Yorkers, and San Francisco to northern Californians…

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I live in Southern California.. and to me The City is still Boston.

      1. Tim Odell Avatar
        Tim Odell

        You need to rectify that, immediately.
        The City = San Francisco.
        (Call it San Fran or Frisco and die, btw).

        1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

          I agree completely. My prep school (The Thacher School, in Ojai) had many pupils from old — and in some cases, new — San Francisco moneyed families. SF (Ess-Eff) was the only acceptable alternate abbreviation to "the City" in that crowd, circa 1980.

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      Means KCMO to me, but I don't get out much.

    3. CptSevere Avatar

      I was born in The City, and I mean New York. Yeah, I can see how the same thing applies to San Francisco, that's another real city. Fun trivia fact: I was born two blocks away from this edifice. I'd love to see this exhibition. Hell, I haven't been back to The City in years, I'd love to go back for any occasion.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    The Speed and Glamor exhibit intrigues me. Too bad I'm in Detroit. We have our own kind of glamor.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Detroit Glamor immediately conjures up images from the Derelicte show from Zoolander.

  3. xomputer Avatar

    man oh man am I ever so glad I moved to NYC a few weeks ago

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      Lucky bastard. I live in the sticks nowadays, but I love New York. Give my regards to Yorkville, have a drink for me at Fitzgeralds, at 85th and Second. Then at Ryan's Daughter, up the street from there.

      1. xomputer Avatar

        It's cool and all but the major downside is that I miss driving and working on my cars 🙁

  4. mgrinshpon Avatar

    Why what do you know? No, I will not be going to family receptions, doing homework, or anything of that nature that involves the words scheduled or responsibility on the days of March 27th, April 17th, and questionably April 20th (damn you to hell, chemistry lab)!

  5. play car Avatar

    nice new car, pimp up your car soon 🙂